MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 336
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, October 21, 2007
DEATH OF MRS. ISABELLA OGILVIE
In the death of Mrs. Isabella Ogilvie, who died yesterday morning at the old homestead in Ogilivie’s addition, Muscatine lost one of its earliest and most respected citizens.
She was born in Kieth, Scotland, in 1808, and had, therefore, reached the ripe old age of 83 years. The deceased came to New York in 1837, and was there united in marriage with Adam Ogilvie shortly afterward and came directly to Muscatine, where, in the same year, her husband opened the second store in the this city, then known as Bloomington. Here she had since resided, and in earlier days is remembered as an active and helpful woman, whose charitable deeds were numerous and worthily bestowed. She died in the old home, erected in 1845 on what was then a tract of 160 acres owned by her husband. Since his death in 1865, the deceased had lived a retired life and for the past 15 years had been helpless. She was an earnest member of the Presbyterian church and in her death last surviving organizer of this society passed to her reward.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ogilvie, two of whom survive: Mrs. C.C. Horton and Charles B. Ogilive.
The funeral is appointed for tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence.
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